Tackle Recommendations for Three to Six Day Trips


The following list of gear will help our passengers prepare for their trip. It is by no means a complete list - and some may consider it to be more than needed. A big part of the service we offer is to make sure our passengers are as prepared as possible. Of course, if you have any questions, please feel you can call us at (619) 221-8500. We're standing by to assist you in planning your long-range adventure.

DUFFEL BAGS - Considered best for storage, and for dirty laundry.

CLOTHING -  PANTS - Bring a change for each day. Light material is best. 
SHIRTS - You may need 1 or 2 each day. If you're sun sensitive long sleeves are in order. Light fabric for quick drying and coolness in warm weather. Sweatshirts are handy for nights and cool weather. 
SOCKS - Yes! The more the better. At least a pair for each day. 
SHORTS - For those hot sultry summer days. 
UNDIES - Don't forget them! 
JACKET - For those cool fishing nights and cooler weather. 
SNEAKERS - Bring 2 pair so you'll always have a dry spare. 
RUBBER BOOTS - One pair of short, comfortable boots.

HAT - Wide brim, baseball caps, foreign legion. Think Sun Protection.

LIGHT RAIN GEAR - Very seldom used, but appreciated when it rains.

SUN GLASSES - Polarized to cut the glare. Security straps will prevent loss over the side.

TOILETRIES - Bath towels, shampoo, soap, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. Sunscreen (water proof and broad spectrum type)

TOOLS - Dykes (cross cutting pliers), duck bill pliers, holder and belt, hook sharpener.

ROD BELTS - A personal choice as to what is most comfortable for you. Brands: Tanaguchi, Braid, Smitty. There are several sizes and a wide price range. (Available for rent at Fisherman's Landing)

HARNESS - Should be the kidney belt or sit down type.

RUBBER GLOVES - For handling your catch at the end of trip.

HAY HOOK - For dragging fish around the dock.

CAMERA & FILM - Make sure you have a supply of film and batteries. Cordless video recorders are also welcome.

ENTERTAINMENT - Use the travel time to catch up on that favorite book. We have a great selection of DVDs and VHS tapes, but you're more than welcome to bring one or two to share.

WRITING MATERIAL - Notebook, stationary, pens and pencils for making notes on what to bring next trip (and what to leave behind.) Keep a daily journal of the action - it will add to your photos.

SEA SICK MEDICATION & REMEDIES - Check with your Physician for preferred method of prevention (Transderm patches are back! These appear to be highly successful.) There are several over-the-counter products that are very effective. Your local Pharmacist would be another excellent source for recommendations.

Rods and Reels 
RIG #1  Line Size80#  or 100#
Rod Size6455XXH, 760H, 6463XXH
Reel SizePENN 114H, 50sw, SHIMANO 50w or AVET Pro EX 50W 
RIG #2 

Line Size60# 
Rod Size6460XH, 760M or 765ML
Reel Size
.... SHIMANO TLD30, Tyrnos 30II or PENN 30s or GLD 30

RIG #3  Line Size50# 
Rod Size6460H, 6465H, 6470H, 765L or 700H
Reel Size
..... PENN GLD 20II or SHIMANO TLD20 2spd or Tyrnos 20II
RIG #4  Line Size40# 
Rod Size670, 700M or 6470 
Reel Size
..... PENN "Baja Special", SHIMANO TN 40, Newell 533 
RIG #5  Line Size25#  or 30#
Rod Size870, 970 or 700ML 
Reel Size
......Penn 545GS, Shimano TLD 20/40, TN 20 or Newell 332 
Preferred brands of Rods for quality and performance are: Calstar "West Coast" and "Grafighter Series" and Seeker "Classic" and Black Steel Series. All Reels should have light weight Aluminum spools. Preferred brand of line is IZORLINE (blue or clear) Reels in Red, should have SPECTRA backing with a mono top shot

There are several variations on model numbers and type of Rods and Reels. We've listed the model #'s that we feel work best. Fishing methods are constantly changing, so the wise angler always stays abreast of the latest in techniques and tackle. Consult your favorite California saltwater Tackle Store, or give us a call at (619) 221- 8506 for latest updates and information.

Mustad 94150 (Bronze Finish) in sizes 2, 2/0, 4/0, 6/0 & 9/0; Quantity= 50 of each
Owner Gorilla, for bigger Bluefin offshore & Guadalupe Yellowtail; Size= 2/0, 3/0 & 4/0; Quantity= 12 of each

Owner Super Mutu in Size 4/0 or Eagle Claw 2004 or 2005 in size 6/0

MACKEREL CATCHING RIGS 2 Each - Owner Octopus 4 Hook - Model #5525-075

LINE: 1 Each - 1/2 lb. or 1 lb. Spool of most commonly used: 30#, 40#, & 50#. (Line is also available onboard, at Tackle Store prices).

Sliding; 2oz, 4oz and 8oz (3 to 4 Each)
Torpedo; 4oz, 8oz, 12oz and 16oz (2 to 3 Each)
Split Shot PSS-2 (good for Albacore) - 1 Bag

CASTING LURES: SALAS 6X and SALAS 6X Jr. 2 to 4 Each. Assorted colors: Chrome, Blue / chrome, blue/white, green/yellow or Scrambled Egg. Treble and single hooks. When deciding on lures, it is sometimes best to wait and consult the personnel at Fisherman's Landing Tackle Department, prior to your departure. They have current information and know what's working.

TROLLING LURES  Zuker Albacore Feathers or Seven Strand Tuna Clones
Mexican Flag 
Black & Purple  
BASS LURES: MC Lures or Fish Trap Lures (5 " tails with 1oz or 1.5oz lead heads)
2838 Garrison St.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 221-8506

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